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Posted by Robin Abrahams  September 5, 2012 06:25 PM

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Now there's your revenue model: Add that as a fee service. Only good every four (possibly two, on a state-by-state basis) years, but people would pay and pay big. (You can, of course, hide people's feeds until after the election.)

How are you managing your FB feed this election year? Most of my friends have similar politics, though we may differ on specific issues. I do have family with whom I disagree, but I don't comment on their posts* and they don't comment on mine. Generally, I try to be selective in what political things I post, and I try to make it clear that my intent is to amuse or inform the likeminded, not convert the opposition. If I see things that upset me, I hide the individual posts ... although the people who most frequently move me to do that, to be honest, aren't people I disagree with, but friends who are passionate about animal causes and post graphic photos of abuse -- or irresistible photos of adoptable dogs In My Area. 

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